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Lord Stones and Cringle Moor

MODERATE 3 reviews

Lord Stones and Cringle Moor is a 4.3 kilometer loop trail located near Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

4.3 km
178 m


nature trips


bird watching




A circular walk from Lord Stones in the North York Moors, near Chop Gate in North Yorkshire. The walk begins at the Lord Stones car park, home to a cafe-restaurant and shop, and visits the standing stones which give the site its name. Setting out, the route crosses a beautiful section of remote moorland before joining the Cleveland Way to climb steeply to the top of Cringle Moor, the third highest hill in the North York Moors which offers spectacular views, before a gentler descent back to Lord Stones. With the views on offer, it is definitely a walk to save for a clear day. The route has several steady undulations throughout, plus one very steep climb to the top of Cringle Moor and a long moderate descent. There are no stiles or kissing gates on route, but you will need to negotiate two bridle gates plus flights of uneven rocky steps (meaning boots are a must). The paths on top of the moor are very exposed so dress appropriately. The paths are all well-maintained, making navigation straightforward. Dogs are welcome and there is a large grass area to burn off canine energy, near the stones at the start. Once onto the moor, you are asked to keep dogs on the paths and under close control, to protect the wildlife. The top path across Cringle Moor has steep drops to one side so take care with children and dogs on this stretch. Approximate time 1.5 hours.

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